WordPress is an amazing tool for SEO when configured properly and with the open source code, there is hardly a shortage of plugins or themes to go around.
However, using WordPress out of the box does not yield the same results as propping up the hood and making some adjustments to your configurations and settings to fine-tune and dial in the distinct features and benefits it has to offer.
In case you missed it, our lead Developer John Lamansky (aka wordpress expert) has put together a comprehensive checklist and developed themes and plugins to aid the goal of top 10 prominence for your content.
First you will need a theme:
Recently at SEO Design Solutions we completed two FREE WordPress SEO Themes named SEO Basics and Small Business SEO. Both themes are available for download (free from WordPress) and are a great lean valid CSS themes that are streamlined for performance.
Speaking of tweaks
Just in case you need to make any of your WordPress themes SEO friendly, Mr. Lamansky has created a plugin amply called WordPress Tweaks that allows you to sculpt page rank and perform functions that previously would have been off limits unless you knew PHP. Features such as eliminating duplicate content, no-following irrelevant anchor text and capping unnecessary diffusion of page rank and link juice are standard features in WordPress Tweaks.
Next up, WordPress SEO Tips and Techniques:
You may have heard of Theming and Siloing for SEO. If not, here is a step by step guide that explains how to implement the power of silos on your blog to increase search engine relevance using keyword-rich categories and site architecture, plug ins and more.
Last but not least, how would our WordPress SEO recap be complete without sharing our most popular and most read post to date, 20 Practical SEO Tips to Supercharge your WordPress Blog.
That just about wraps it up for now, we do however have other themes and SEO Tools in development and will be unveiling them soon. So, just in case you haven’t signed up to our RSS feed yet, now is the time to do so, to keep abreast of developments as they occur.
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